Resources

Report
8 April 2024

This report is a summary of actions aimed at fostering a universal culture of repair and re-use in Wales by 2050 for stakeholder consultation. Recognising the urgent need for repair and re-use practices in the face of environmental and resource challenges, the document outlines actionable steps across Welsh stakeholders and sectors.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Report
20 March 2024

The Food Tracker survey is a survey of UK citizens that gathers evidence on food waste attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest-running series of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 20071. It is designed to inform WRAP’s activities but also to assess any changes in attitudes and behaviours over time.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
Report
12 March 2024

This report provides estimates of the quantity and types of food and drink waste generated by Welsh households in 2021/22. The report also looks at the reasons for discarding, the financial cost, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to wasted food.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
Guide
17 January 2024

‘Bioplastics’ can be a confusing word, having different terms, claims, standards, and use/disposal considerations compared to conventional, fossil-based plastics. To ensure that usage is appropriate, this guidance document aims to give businesses the tools to make the right decisions.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • National government and departments
  • Public sector
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
6 December 2023

Through Welsh Government funded support for sustainable public sector procurement, WRAP Cymru has developed new guidance providing an overview of whole life costing (WLC) and how it can help public bodies in Wales achieve their sustainable procurement goals.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Report
5 December 2023

In 2021, the Welsh Government unveiled its ambitious 'Beyond Recycling Strategy,' a blueprint for transforming Wales into a circular economy. To gauge citizen behaviours and track progress in re-use, repair, and rental/leasing, WRAP has revamped its 2015 3Rs (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle) survey.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Report
28 November 2023

Unlocking the Future of Plastic Film Recycling in the UK: A Groundbreaking Trial

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
10 October 2023

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. ​It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004. ​

The survey uses boost sampling in Wales to provide a robust, enhanced sample of Welsh citizens. Fieldwork was undertaken online, from 20 - 30 March 2023. A total of 5,343 interviews were undertaken UK-wide with adults who have responsibility for dealing with the rubbish and recycling in the home. This included a sample of 1,004 adults in Wales. The sample matches the known profile of the Welsh population, with quotas set on age, gender and region.

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
Report
12 July 2023

Waste Composition

In order to develop a solution to the issues created by waste, it is important to know what the waste is made up of.  To address this, WRAP Cymru has commissioned analyses into the composition of municipal waste and litter.

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
Guide
27 June 2023

Circular Procurement Guidance

Through Welsh government funded support for sustainable public sector procurement, WRAP has developed new circular procurement guidance on giving furniture a second life.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Report
15 June 2023

The water quality issues facing the waters of the Wye and Usk catchments are well researched and documented and frequently reported in local, regional and national press. This brief document does not set out to illustrate the need for making changes in nutrient management in the catchment, but instead starts from the point of accepting that changes need to be made to current practices and to look at what is already being done as well as undertaking a brief review of where similar problems at a catchment scale have been addressed in other countries.

Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • National government and departments
Report
7 June 2023

WRAP and Recycle Now's recycling tracker provides insights into UK citizen’s attitudes towards recycling as well as a greater understanding of their recycling related behaviours. It is an annual survey of UK citizens that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector